Regional Planner

The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) is looking for a Regional Planner I to develop and manage projects with cities and counties within the tri-state area of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.  Under the direction of the Regional Planning Director, the Regional Planner will develop and implement goals, objectives, and priorities of the Transportation Division and Community and Economic Development Division of SIMPCO. In addition, the position will primarily assist with the transportation planning activities within each of the SIMPCO Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the Siouxland Regional Transportation Planning Association (SRTPA) including technical assistance, planning studies, bike and pedestrian planning, grant applications\administration, and any other related duties as assigned by the Regional Planning Director.

The Regional Planner position requires effective written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present data, planning concepts and technical language in various reports and studies. Applicants must be able to provide services to the public in a courteous and effective manner. Field work may be required for certain projects.

Knowledge of Mircosoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, and ArcGIS is recommended. Applicant must possess strong writing, research, and computer skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other persons inside and outside of the organization.

4-year degree from an accredited college or university in community development, transportation planning, geography, urban planning or related field.   Master’s degree preferred.  Must have a valid driver’s license.

Salary: $42,000 – $55,600

To Apply:

Email resume and cover letter to or by mail at SIMPCO, 1122 Pierce Street, Sioux City, Iowa, 51105.  Application deadline:  May 14, 2021.  EOE/AA


The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) is a regional planning agency located in Sioux City, Iowa.  The agency is guided by a board of directors comprised of city and county-elected officials, representatives of the private sector and stakeholder organizations.  SIMPCO collaborates with local governments in long-range strategic and comprehensive planning, community and economic development activities, transportation planning issues, and regional program management.